Payments & Leave While on Workers Compensation

What is Workers Compensation Payments & Leave

Workers compensation is a form of insurance payment paid to employees if they are injured at work or become sick due to their work. Below we go through the most common questions around workers compensation.

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Payment of workers compensation

The amount of money paid to employees on workers compensation will depend on the state or territory.

The amount paid to an employee is an insurance payment and not a wage. The employee is paid:

  • directly by the insurer
  • from the insurer through the employer or
  • by the workers compensation regulator.

What if my employer does not pay the workers compensation?

Sometimes the insurer accepts the workers compensation claim and the employer doesn’t pass on the insurance money to the employee.

An employee can take the following steps to resolve this issue:

  1. Contact the employer regarding the payment
  2. Contact the insurance company regarding the matter
  3. Contact the workers compensation regulator in their state or territory. 

Superannuation and workers compensation

Some awards and registered agreements may give employees an entitlement to superannuation while they are away from work on workers compensation. For more information and to check your award go to Tax & superannuation.

Accident pay

Some awards have entitlements to accident pay for employees on workers compensation. Accident pay is the difference between what an employee would normally get paid and the amount they get paid from workers compensation. It’s paid by the employer.

Leave and workers compensation

Employees on workers compensation can take unpaid parental leave if they’re eligible. Go to Maternity and parental leave to find out who is eligible for parental leave.

If it’s allowed under the state or territory workers compensation legislation, employees can take or accrue:

  • annual leave
  • personal leave
  • long service leave.

You can also contact the relevant workers compensation regulator in your state or territory for information about long service leave on workers compensation.

Employees don’t get public holidays while on workers compensation.

Think a mistake might have been made?

Mistakes can happen. The best way to fix them usually starts with talking.

  • figuring out if a mistake has been made
  • talking to your employer or employee about fixing it
  • getting help from us if you can’t resolve it.

All information provided by Australian Government Fair Work Obudsman.

Speak with an expert today to get what you’re entitled to

We know you don’t want to make a fuss. however, your long-term health and quality of life is worth the effort.

Castle Compensation Partners has been helping Queensland employees receive their workplace injury entitlements for over 40 years. We know how much financial and emotional stress a slip and fall accident at work can cause you and your family, and we are fully committed to help you mitigate that stress. Talk to our panel of compensation lawyers to equip you with the correct information during this difficult situation and get workers compensation for any losses you have sustained.

We offer a No Win, No Fee legal service, which means you will be charged with legal fees only if your case is successful. Castle Compensation Partners guarantees you that you will not be alone in this journey. Your interests and your protection are our top priority, and we will ensure to provide you the right information and the right course of action to build your case. We can also help you with your WorkCover claims, and emotional- and psychological-based injury at work.

Let us help you with your worker compensation problem. Contact us today to get a free, no-obligation assessment. 

Reference: Fair Work Ombudsman – http://www.fairwork.gov.au

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